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I have this whole list of resentments
pages and pages
but by and large
you stitched me a wrong rug
I should confront you
and roll myself out
and say see this is your handiwork
your design laid upon me
all crooked and full of mistakes
but then you would put up an iron grate
of strength
sip your coffee
smoke your cigarette
and think the thought
of what inferior material
you had to work with.

Irwin R. Shaw - July 2nd 1986